New Delhi: Delhi simmered on Tuesday with the maximum temperature at 43.3 degrees Celsius, over three notches over average, while Wednesday is expected to be even hotter with mercury expected to reach 44 degrees.
"We are not predicting heat waves, but Wednesday would be hotter as compared to Tuesday. The minimum temperature is expected around 29 degrees Celsius and maximum would be 44 degree Celsius," a India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS.
"Heat waves hit when the departure is above 4.5 notches, which is not expected. However, the coming days would be hot," the official added.
According to weather analysts, the mercury would continue rising in the national capital region for next three to four days due to dry winds from north-western direction.
"We are not expecting rains for at lest next three to four days. The monsoon would only arrive by the end of June," private weather forecaster Skymet's director Mahesh Palawat told IANS.